October 14, 2008

Northwest Airlines Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call to Be Webcast

Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA) will conduct a live audio webcast of its conference call with the financial community and news media on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the company's third quarter 2008 financial and operating results. The webcast can be accessed at http://ir.nwa.com.

The webcast replay will be available through October 29, 2008.

Northwest Airlines is one of the world's largest airlines with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam. Northwest, with its regional partners, operates approximately 2,400 daily departures. Northwest is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance that offers customers one of the world's most extensive global networks. Northwest and its travel partners serve more than 1,000 cities in excess of 160 countries on six continents.